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Clinical Educator

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 £35,392 - £42,618 Per Annum
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen for an organised, dynamic individual to join our Emergency Department education team as band 6 clinical educator. You will be part of a team who are instrumental in providing a diverse range of teaching, support and supervision in the ED environment, across all grades.

We are a busy major trauma centre providing high quality care to patients from a rural and urban environment. Our ED is expanding-looking at an amazing new build in 2028.

The successful candidate will have demonstrable, significant ED experience, and be able to work in all areas of the ED. Holding a passion for teaching and training, with a drive to develop their own skills and enhancing their CPD. There is the requirement to promote safe, high standards of practice.

You will also work in collaboration wider ED team, and other educators in the organisation.

***Preference will be given to internal Trust staff, as well as 'Priority' and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon who are able to display recent relevant experience as dictated by the Person Specification.***

Main duties of the job

  • Educate and support staff in their learning , promoting continuous and consistent development.Help with the induction of new staff.
  • Teach and train staff in clinical skills, such as venepuncture and cannulation, resus skills and triage. In both clinical and classroom settings.
  • To assist education lead on the implementation of changes to clinical practice to improve the quality and safety of care for patients who have been admitted acutely.
  • Assisting with staff development and training for the Emergency Department by assessing individual education and information needs and devising plans to meet those needs.
  • Act as a role model and pastoral support for all bandings

About us

We are a people business - where every member of staff matters and can make a difference. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Joining University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust means becoming part of a team of dedicated staff, who are committed to leading the way through innovation, clinical excellence and great customer care. The Trust has great opportunities for career development in a highly progressive working environment. We offer all of this in a vibrant, modern city with a historic reputation for adventure. PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL COMMUNICATION WILL BE ELECTRONIC, PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL ACCOUNT REGULARLY. If you have any issues with applying online and need additional support including reasonable adjustments with the application process please contact the recruitment team on 01752 432100. We recognise that work life balance is important for our colleagues and so we invite requests from applicants around less than full time/flexible working for our advertised roles. Please contact the recruiting manager to discuss this prior to your application submission. We commit to giving this full consideration in each case. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles, as diversity strengthens our teams. It is sometimes necessary to close vacancies before the closing date. If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted.

Job description

Job responsibilities

In collaboration with the Education lead and Ward managers in the Emergency Department, take an active role in meeting the education and training needs of the staff. To help identify the educational needs of the staff within the Emergency Department and to assist in establishing a rolling programme of education To assess competency in delivering key clinical skills To ensure high standards of care in accordance with agreed policies, procedures, and standards. To ensure that staff are aware of the following statutory and mandatory policies and guidelines: Health and Safety at Work Manual Handling Fire Cardiac Arrest Equal Opportunities Display Screen Equipment Regulations Child protection Medical Devices Ensure that your personal clinical and managerial knowledge is regularly updated, developed and maintained at an expert practitioner level. To assist in the organisation of staff development, performance review and counselling for nursing staff as required. To act as a mentor to colleagues, supporting and assisting them to provide high quality nursing care. To recognise the developmental needs of colleagues and provide an environment in which knowledge and skills can be developed in a supportive way, without compromising the safety and care of patients. Develop a learning environment, which meets the needs of pre and post registration students and staff members working within the Team. Co-ordinate the implementation of teaching programmes, including identification and assessment of learning objectives. Ensure all new staff undertake a planned induction and orientation programme when joining the Team. Promote a professional, safe and happy environment conducive with high patient and staff morale achieved by leadership, personal example and direct involvement in the activities of the team. Support and enhance the continual quality initiative programme ensuring a quality first approach within the team Coordinate and lead in implementing change as a result of research and audit to improve the safety and quality of care of patients across the trust. Teach staff to perform all aspects of treatment and care against specified standards. Attend meetings, in-service training programmes, conferences and courses as appropriate and share knowledge gained with colleagues. Act as a resource and a contact point for staff to encourage, support and facilitate clinical practice development. Participate in the development of relevant trust standards and guidelines and play a key role in their implementation. Undertake audit and literature reviews to support relevant changes to practice for patients with acute care needs Be responsible for developing and updating project plans to support change processes Present information relating to audit and changes processes at multidisciplinary forums within the Emergency Services Directorate and across the Trust Work with senior staff across the Directorate and patient safety team to implement relevant changes to clinical practice across the Trust. Work with the organisational development team and other clinical educators to develop and implement teaching resources to improve the knowledge and skills of ward/department staff in caring for the acute patient. Develop competency based educational resources and deliver training/assess competency of delivering key clinical skills. Work with clinical nurse specialists and lead nurses to deliver relevant extended skills for nurses working within the acute assessment areas. Assist in the investigation of relevant clinical incidents to identify trends and develop action plans to improve practice. Work clinically as band 6 in department when the clinical need is required due to operational demand.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Experience


  • oPrevious demonstrable experience within an ED.
  • oDemonstrable experience in assisting educational initiatives.
  • oPrevious demonstrable experience in a leadership capacity
  • oUp to date with current changes in Emergency Medicine.


  • oExcellent IT Skills



  • oNMC Registered
  • oMentorship/supervisor Course or relevant teaching experience.
  • oLeadership qualification or the willingness to undertake.
  • oSpecific post basic qualification / or equivalent experience relevant to the area of clinical practice.


  • oPGcert in Academic Practice (Teaching)
  • oTrain the trainer in medical devices/BLS/Manual handling
  • oALS/ILS/TNCC/ETC trained or equivalent

Aptitude and Abilities


  • oGood organisational and communication skills, written and verbal, with ability to demonstrate fluency, clarity, and effectiveness at all levels.
  • oEffective influencing skills: in general, and with senior health care professionals.
  • oTeaching and mentoring skills
  • oProfessional approach and attitude
  • oAbility to prioritise workload, instruct and direct others, acting as a role model and leading by example.
  • oAdvocacy skills
  • oAbility to manage conflict.
  • oAbility to analyse and evaluate information.
  • oAbility to work collaboratively. Ability to motivate and manage change.


  • oAbility to demonstrate their experience of planning a change process in a clinical setting.
  • oAbility to facilitate change within the work area.
  • oDemonstrate potential management abilities (Supervision and staff support skills)

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust


University Hospitals Plymouth

Derriford Road



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